Has Hideo Kojima turned into Peter Molyneux?

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Some names are synonymous with amazing, revolutionary game creators. They were (and still are) some of our most innovative and creative game makers, the fathers of our industry. But, much like any hero, they eventually fade away… or crash and burn. Peter Molyneux transformed from visionary into Darryn’s nemesis through his over promising and constant sharing of opinion on the state of the gaming industry. And now it seems Hideo Kojima is lining himself up to do the same.

Reported by Digital Spy, Kojima apparently came out during his Develop Brithton keynote with Mark Cerny and stated that he’s “very confident this will be my best work”.

So far, when I’ve been making games, I’ve had to give up on something or at least compromise on something in order to get things done.
But this time, working with you [Mark Cerny] and you bringing the state of the art technologies, we will get around that [usual problem].
I’m very confident that we’re working towards something completely new and that no-one has seen so far. This will be my best work so far, I’m very confident about that.

Why did he have to say that? Why? Now the expectations will go up, and when people are inevitably disappointed he will need to blame people, or make some sort of excuse, or promise even more with the next game.

I get it, he’s excited about his game. He’s excited to be free of Konami and be more free to make the game he wants, the way he wants. But to make these kinds of sweeping statements? It just gives journalists like me something to link back to when his game launches.

Do you think Kojima will make something completely new, or will it like Fable or Curiosity or Godus all over again?

Last Updated: July 13, 2016

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